“Unveiling the Risks of Intermittent Fasting: What You Need to Know”

Intermittent fasting raises risk of death from heart disease – India Today

The American Heart Association flagged intermittent fasting as a serious health risk based on preliminary findings from a study presented at its conference. The study, conducted on about 20,000 adults, found that those following an eight-hour time-restricted eating schedule had a 91% higher chance of death from cardiovascular disease compared to those eating within a 12-16 hour timeframe. The research, which tracked dietary patterns and mortality data, also noted increased risks for individuals with pre-existing heart conditions or cancer. However, it emphasized the need for further investigation into biological mechanisms and the impact of geographical location on outcomes. Despite intermittent fasting’s potential benefits on cardiometabolic health measures, researchers advocate for a cautious and personalized approach to dietary recommendations, considering individual health status and nutrient quality. This study underscores the importance of thorough evaluation and understanding of dietary practices, particularly for vulnerable populations.

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